Windy Wednesday on Rady, glad I read this thread
Read this thread on the weekend, "floated" Pumphouse to Rancho on Wednesday. It was great fishing until 11 AM when the wind started, bad and annoying at first but below Radium it got ridiculous, just in time for Yarmony and the lake.
I just checked a couple of wind gauges in the area and it was 20-30 mph sustained with gusts to 50-60. Deflated the crap out of my JPW dragonfly floor and tubes below Radium, rowed like a floppy tank but caught the current well. Great workout, rowing full out downstream for 3-4 hours when not being blown into one bank or the other. Should have taken the advice of the Minturn Anglers guide "Bob" who offered me a ride to Rancho from Radium, but where's the fun in that?
So thanks to the unnamed grizzled old veteran mentioned above from Spade Hackle as well.